Newshub18 :Officials have received death threats over the US election results.
Election officials have refused to cancel the results of Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 US presidential election. Due to this they get death threats including family members.
The information came to light during a hearing of a US congressional panel on the January 8, 2021, Capitol Hill riots. This information was given in the report of BBC online on Wednesday.
A committee has been formed in the lower house of Congress to investigate the attack on Capitol Hill by Trump supporters. A public hearing is going on in the Congress in this regard.Rusty Boers, speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, said in a fourth public hearing Tuesday that the harassment that began with the election results continues today.
A Georgia vote counter said Trump specifically targeted him. He has been afraid to go out of the house since he was targeted by Trump.Democrat candidate Joe Biden won the 2020 US presidential election. But then-President Trump refused to concede defeat, alleging electoral fraud.
A joint session of Congress was held on January 7, 2021 to confirm Biden’s victory. At Trump’s instigation, his fierce supporters stormed the Capitol Hill to disrupt the verification process. Several people, including police, were killed.
The congressional panel called Trump’s attempt to retain power a coup attempt. Trump has been sharply critical of the congressional inquiry committee. He called the Democratic-led committee a “kangaroo court.”
At yesterday’s public hearing, the congressional panel heard statements from election officials in Arizona and Georgia.
Biden has defeated Trump in both states. In the previous election, however, Republican candidates won in both states.Speaking about the bitter experience surrounding the election results, Speaker Boers of the Arizona House of Representatives said they had received more than 20,000 e-mails. Received thousands of voice mail-texts. Due to this their work is disrupted. Their communication is disrupted.
“It was annoying,” Boers said.The congressional panel heard Georgia election activist Shaye Moss and his mother, Ruby Freeman.Moss said in a recorded message, Trump called him a “professional vote-rigger.” He accused the mother-daughter pair of cheating with the help of Democrats.
“I’ve lost my name,” Freeman said tearfully. I have lost my reputation. I have lost my sense of security.